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Tech Data bolsters reseller portfolios with Samsung Knox

The Korean manufacturer claims multi-layered security for devices and trusted “by many governments worldwide”

Tech Data has announced today (August 7) it will expand partner portfolios with security software Samsung Knox.

The security software runs only on Samsung devices and delivers “defence grade security” while improving productivity with device management features.

The Korean manufacturer claims multi-layered security for devices and trusted “by many governments worldwide”.

Knox includes six solutions: Workspace, Premium, Configure, Mobile Enrolment, Customisation SDK and Enabled App.

All are dedicated to managing work and personal files, access cloud storage, remote access to devices, software customisation  and security management.

Tech Data Mobile director of vendor management David Brassington said: “The B2B world today is completely open and mobile. That gives us the freedom to work more flexibly. But the more freedom we have, the more protection we need. Knox delivers the high levels of protection organisations require to ensure corporate assets stay secure on all devices and services.

“We have been working with Samsung on getting the proposition right for the enterprise market. And with the additional skills and capabilities we can call on within the Azlan business, we are confident we can help partners to elevate and differentiate their MDM and enterprise security offering and drive healthy business.”

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Three to range glacier grey Honor 9 in UK

It will be available tomorrow (August 4) for £379.99 prepaid

Three will range the glacier grey Honor 9 in most of its 324 national stores from tomorrow (August 4).

This was confirmed exclusively to Mobile News by Huawei managing director of UK and Ireland consumer business group James Jie. He confirmed the new colour will be available online and at certain Three stores due to stock availability.

The colour is already available in Huawei’s European vMall online store and Amazon. It will retail for £379.99 prepaid. Monthly contracts for the smartphone start from £16 per month, no upfront on a 24 month contract.


Powering the 5.15-inch device is a 2.4GHz octa-core processor (Kirin 960) complimented with 4GB of RAM. Internal storage stands at 64GB expandable via microSD up to 256GB.

It’s made from 3D curved glass and weighs only 155 grams. The display is full HD (1080p). Running straight from the box is Android 7.0 Nougat.  It also features a dual-camera system, one in RGB colour and the other in monochrome, at 12 megapixels.

Other features include 3,200mAh battery, fast-charging, dual-SIM tray and USB type-C.

Jie told Mobile News: “Every operator usually ranges the black whereas Honor is always leading in colour options.

“Due to stock issues the glacier grey option will not be available in all Three stores but once stock is available we may range it to all stores.

“You can see this is a new colour that will lead the way like the sapphire blue, we saw lots of success with that colour. In the first month of its launch back in June we shipped over one million Honor 9 devices.”